Challenge: Governments need the ability to predict where COVID-19 cases will rise, to measure vaccine hesitancy and sentiment in a community, and to effectively schedule vaccine appointments and logistics to provide the best public health services possible.
Google Solution: The Intelligent Vaccine Impact solution provides each of these capabilities to our government customers.
Forecasting & What-If
The COVID-19 case forecasting was built by our Cloud AI team to predict how cases will vary over the month ahead. IVIS includes the ability to test policy decisions with data by including the ability to run ‘What-If’ analyses on decisions such as changing mask requirements, opening schools, or changing business operating hours and predicting how those decisions will impact case counts.
IVIS provides the ability to measure community sentiment about vaccines and public health programs in order for public health officials to better deliver messaging and education. It allows public health officials to more effectively communicate with their communities about topics most important to them.
Vaccine Scheduling & Logistics
IVIS also comes with the ability to manage the logistics and scheduling of vaccine appointments. Community members can find out if they are currently eligible for a vaccine, and if so immediately start scheduling an appointment and subsequent follow-up appointments. If the user is not yet eligible, then they are able to join a pre-registration waitlist to be notified when vaccines are available to them.
These capabilities can be used individually, or together to form a data-first COVID-19 pandemic response strategy.
If you are looking for an integrated vaccine solution that includes forecasting, modeling, and sentiment analysis, this is a great option. If you are a smaller organization and looking for something strictly to organize the logistics and scheduling entailed in vaccine distribution, another solution to consider is the Vaccine Distribution App Templates within AppSheet.